The session is an introduction for people who are new to image editing tools, or who want to go from commercial programs to free and open source graphic programs (known as ‘Libre Graphics’). This is a repeat of our first demo session focusing on posters for unionising. We look at Artists’ Union England, UVW-DCW and MayDay Rooms archive for inspiration. This theme will inform our exploration of Gimp and Inkscape and how to prepare material for risograph and digital print.
There are a range of Libre Graphics programs available. We’ll be focusing on two popular tools for this session: Inkscape and GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). They are a great pairing for making flyers, posters and web graphics. We’ll explain the differences between them, and show you how to get the most out of using them together.
Inkscape and GIMP are both available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install them in advance:
Libre Graphics is a broad ecosystem of digital tools and creative
practises in the areas of design, illustration, typography, layout, art,
photography, publishing, cartography, animation and video.
Libre Graphics Club is an artist-led pilot project to develop and
deliver a series of free workshops and open access online educational
resource for experimentation with free/libre arts & technologies.
In collaboration with Furtherfield, Access Space, Common House and
Antiuniversity, the project provides artist, community organisers and
activists with exciting opportunities to explore Libre Graphics tools
above and beyond those taught within the conventional art/design
curriculums, so all can do more to enchant practice in these
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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